Monday
Aug042014

September Meeting 2014: Sept. 4, 7PM, Garden Club Bldg.Guest Speaker Eunice Thompson

The meeting is Thursday, September 4 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive (renumbering of address occured, but google maps, and various website settings are not updated yet.) The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)

About the Speaker: Eunice Thompson

I was introduced to Eunice several years ago by Victor Lindsey as a person that could help our club establish a website, and that she did. She was a budding cactus and succulent enthusiast that worked with several CA clubs and mixed and mingled with all the folks "in the know." She's grown from a novice to a respected collector and individual that not only travels across continents on tours, she leads them. Victor was instrumental in orchestrating Eunice's presentation. Come see what she has brought back photographically from Namibia. This is pretty exciting! The photo below is just a tease from the internet. Welwitschia? Mesembs? Boabab? They are all there, WOW.

Please start talking with friends about this event and plan to bring them with you. Club membership is nice, but not required.

Other Agenda Items:

Update about the volunteer effort at the Cactus Garden renovation at the Laura Dearing Elementary School.

Springs Preserve Sale:!!!! Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 08:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.  Not a lot of succulet material, but a good collection of plants that accompany our favorite plants in the hot, cold, dry, windy Mojave!


Then, Get ready for our Fall Show and Sale: October 11 and 12 at Moon-Sun Cactus and Koi Gardens:  Get your plants and staging ready. The spring show was impressive, but let's out do ourselves! 

And finally, we always need Volunteers for any and everything at the show and sale as well as to help run the club. Please consider giving the club an hour or two a month.

Ideas for October? November? December?

Hope to see you and some friends!

Monday
Jun302014

July and August Meeting 2014: No "Regular" Meeting: Summer Gardening Event Instead!

One of the "GRANDDADDY'S" of summer cactus and succulent events:  THE INTER-CITY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW AND SALE! If you enjoy a weekend trip or a hard day trip, grab a friend, talk to someone else you know in the club, or go it alone! This is a very enjoyable event. There are photos that a couple of members took at the LA Arboretum some years ago on our website: http://www.csssn.org/photo-galleries/

Victor Lindsey writes: "... More information can be found on the net by searching Intercity Cactus Show on your favorite search engine. An article on last year's show can be found at http://www.sgvcss.com/Inter-City%20Newsletter%202014-04-27.pdf  ..."

Upcoming events near Cactus and Succulent Society of America 
Two day Show with sales of plants, containers and supplies. Show is free with Arboretum Admission. Parking Free
Arcadia, California 91007
Saturday, August 9 at 9:00am - Sunday, August 10 at 5:00pm
Joe WujcikThomas Glavich and 2 other friends joined this event
Two day Show with sales of plants, containers and supplies. Show is free with Arboretum Admission. Parking Free. 

Admissions:

Adults: $9.00
Students with ID. and Seniors age 62 and older: $6.00
Children Ages 5-12: $4.00
Children under 5: free
Members free

 

Saturday
May312014

June 2014 Meeting: Regular Meeting Thursday, June 5 at Garden Club + Special Event Saturday, June 7 at Springs Preserve

The meeting is Thursday, June 5 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)


It was, without a doubt, a whopper of spriing for those of us active in the shows, sale, and Mead View outing. (Resize the image and you'll more easily see my size 6 ring easily sitting on the giant blossom.) We'll recap the Spring Show and Sale as well as some of the field trips we've enjoyed this year. In addition, we'll put together some ideas for the June 7 club event at the Springs. If we have time, we may be able to look at some websites and other resources that will useful. We hope to see you all there.

Sunday
Apr272014

May 2014 Activities: No Regular Meeting; Watch Your e-mail for Special Event(S?)

We've had wonderful activities in April. Throughout May we'll be updating the website with more information. Instead of a regular meeting, we'll have one or two special activities. Watchyour email.

The April Show and Sale was truly one of the best in years. The variety of plants on display shows we grow a bit more than "bunny ears." Photos and winners will be published when we recover from the 2nd April event. MEAD VIEW OUTING was "super cactus fragalistic experience!" Photos will appear shortly, but we want you to attend the June meeting to see them together and catch the "field trip report" from those of us that made the trip.

Thanks to all for helping to make the Spring CSSSN season fun.

Tuesday
Apr152014

April Continues to Bloom! & CSSSN is Busting with Pride and More Action!

I will post more about the best Show and Sale in several years. The people that attended, the plants that were shown, the awards that were won: oh my, I was not prepared for such success. Moving forward, Mead View tour is set for April 26, 2014. I'll be publishing information about it in a few days. I hope many of you will be able to join in and see some unique plant material.